(1) “The next human American Man and first American Woman…”
I for one am actually glad he inserted “human” into that sentence. If you remember, the first American in space was a chimpanzee, unfortunately, before JFK set us on the correct course and Johnson took over NASA, transforming it.
JFK was sworn into office on January 20, 1961 and Commander “Ham” was launched in a non-partisan lift-off January 31, 1961.
I am not encouraged that he reversed the order to, “Next American Man and first American Woman”.
I still support an ALL-WOMAN CREW to be the first Americans. 12 American Men have been there. Time to play catch-up.
(2) “By the end of this year, we will launch from American soil in American rockets, American astronauts to space (ISS?).”
All I can say is, HALLELUJAH!!!
It’s about time we as a free people; a democracy be in a position to exert and regain our leadership in space!
Why do we pay Putin and Russia $70 million/per RT for one Astronaut? That era is coming to an end before 2020.
(3) “Let’s get to work!”